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3 Office Zoning Tips to Save Money and Energy

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Office budget out of control? Troubleshooting for HVAC problems can help!

HVAC expenses make up an average of 60 percent of your energy bills, so troubleshooting can have a significant impact on your bottom line. Heat and cool air often get lost during the course of normal business. Customers hold doors open for one another. The AC gets cranked to provide workers in one area with an escape from the heat while freezing out employees in another department. Zoning can go a long way to providing relief.

Here are three zoning tips to rein in your office budget:

1. Use more than one light switch.

You wouldn't use one light switch to control all the lights in your business office. Why are you using one thermostat? Zones should be small enough so a climate control device covering the area makes sense.

2. Consider basic repairs to improve climate control.

If you have to place a lock on the thermostat, your current system is not meeting your office needs. The building might require extra insulation, new windows or simply better zoning. Work with a professional to pinpoint the problem.

3. Use humidifiers and dehumidifiers to boost the impact of HVAC units.

Zones aren’t simply for heating and cooling. Air filtration and humidity control are important components of climate control too. Adjusting indoor air moisture all by itself has a big impact on your costs and your comfort. Maintaining a 30 to 50 percent humidity level helps prevent air from causing problems and helps boost the effectiveness of heated and cooled air.

Troubleshooting isn't a one-man show, especially if you're not an HVAC professional. Everything from the layout of your office to the conditions outdoors impacts how well your heating and cooling services are working. Contact our team at Jerry's Air Conditioning & Heating today to find out more about office zones and how they can help your bottom line.

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